Hi, Some of you may know me from the pool forum. My name is Marie, I live in Northeast Pa, married with 7 children (three mine four his) 5 grandchildren. I don't work, or I should say I don't get paid for my work . I have a fiberglass pool 16 x 32 x 6'. I had the pool installed 8 years ago. When I was single (I was a single mom for 12 years) I had an 18' round above ground pool. I loved it! After I got married, 10 years ago, I really missed having a pool, so two years later we put in the fiberglass. I started with the pool company, and of course they talked me into baquacil The first year seemed fine. The second summer was ok, except towards the end of the summer I got water mold, so after spending many $ I decided to go to bleach the next year. Had the pool company close my pool with the knowledge that I would open with chlorine. Well, needless to say what a mess!!! My pool turned a really strange color green, I had no idea it was due to the baquacil that was left in the water, and so it seems that the pool guys didn't either. They threw so many chemicals in the water I am surprised that it didn't explode. I kept telling them that it didn't look like algae - it looked like a chemical reaction, because it was neon With all the calcium they threw in, my water turned a milky neon green. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands. I went on the internet, and in researching pool problems I came accross the Pool Forum I did get my water balanced, but the green didn't go away, it wasn't neon anymore, just a light tinted green instead of blue. Then I noticed that when I backwashed and the water level went down, my lovely white pool was no longer white, but yellow And that my dear friends is how I was introduced to pool staining I made it my mission to learn as much about pool stains as I could. I am still learning, but I am happy to share any knowledge that I have gained over the last 5 years. So now my husband calls me the stain nazi - I am always looking for the little buggers My kids all know where to find me in the morning - outside doing pool matainance. I love it, and I look forward to it all winter. I even have my 3 year old granddaughter counting down the month till we can open the pool!
Hope I didn't bore you, but wanted to sign in and say hi to everyone. It is good to see so many from the pool forum on this board